Former head of Richland home for juvenile felons sentenced to jail

The former acting head of a Richland home for juvenile felony offenders was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail. Mindi M. Stoker, 39, of Pasco, pleaded guilty to a felony and a gross misdemeanor after having sexual contact with an 18-year-old felon housed at the Twin Rivers Community Facility.

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Special chair helps Boise puppy with eating woes

Savannah Amberson's German Shepherd, Eli, suffers from megaesophagus and needs a Bailey chair -- and the help of Ada Animal Hospital staff -- to stay healthy. Megaesophagus, or ME, is a condition in humans, cats, dogs and horses in which the muscles in the esophagus fail and cannot propel food or water into the stomach.
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Special chair helps Boise puppy with eating woes

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Dementia care patients in Kennewick make dog treat donations

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